The volume brings together important essays on syntax and semantics by Aikhenvald and Dixon, highlighting their expertise in various fields of linguistics. The first part focusses on linguistic typology, covering case markers used on verbs, argument-determined constructions, unusual meanings of causatives, the semantic basis for a typology, word-class-changing derivations, speech reports and semi-direct speech. The second part concentrates on documentation and analysis of previously undescribed languages, from South America and Indigenous Australia. The third part addresses a variety of issues in grammar and lexicography of English. This includes pronouns with transferred reference, comparative constructions, features of the noun phrase, and the discussion of 'twice'. The treatment of Australian Aboriginal words in dictionaries is discussed in the final chapter.
Language at Large
Essays on Syntax and Semantics
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Cairns Institute, James Cook University, and R. M. W. Dixon, Cairns Institute, James Cook University
Francesco Gardani, University of Graz
In Dynamics of Morphological Productivity, Francesco Gardani explores the evolution of the productivity of the noun inflectional classes of Latin and Old Italian, providing a wealth of cleverly organized empirical facts, accompanied by brilliant and groundbreaking analyses.
Dimitrios Ntelitheos, United Arab Emirates University
This book provides original fieldwork data, uniquely generating all Malagasy deverbal nominals from a single structure-building mechanism, allowing variable syntactic attachment heights for different nominalizers and tracing the derivation of participant nominals to a relative clause source.
Robert I. Binnick, University of Toronto
This book details a new and comprehensive account of the meanings and uses of the four past tense endings of Modern Mongolian, in both the spoken and written languages.
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